The Ph.D. program with an emphasis in Infrastructure Materials Engineering is highly flexible to accommodate a wide range of student educational objectives and research interests. Overall, however, the Ph.D. program demands very high standards of scholarship from students. Students are expected to develop both great depth and breadth in their knowledge and to conduct research that is a significant and original contribution at the frontiers of knowledge. The program is intended to prepare students for careers in teaching and research in academia or careers in research and advanced engineering applications in industry.

Ph.D. students in IME must follow all rules and requirements of the Graduate School and the Civil Engineering graduate program. The Ph.D. degree in Materials requires the completion of significant coursework beyond the M.S., conducting independent research leading to the preparation of a dissertation, and completion of major examinations and other milestones, as described in theĀ Civil Engineering PhD guidelines.